About OCAD U
We’re located in downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District and right next to Queen Street West, the Art Gallery of Ontario and beautiful Grange Park. The university has twelve buildings in the heart of the city. Our campus is easily accessible by transit and surrounded by safe, walkable neighbourhoods.
OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 17 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program. We have over 400 faculty who are practicing artists and designers in their fields. With small class sizes and technical staff in all our shops and studios, you are more than just a number to us.
Just like any other university, we provide a supportive and fun campus life experience. Our campus includes a medical centre, library, plenty of chill-out space, food court and opportunities for intramural sports and social events.
More than nine out of ten OCAD U alumni are employed, and almost the same number have been their own boss. Alumni work in everything from city planning to marketing, IT, illustration, interior design and automotive innovation. The creative skills you’ll learn here are transferable to many different kinds of careers.
In 1805, Tkaranto (Toronto) was surrendered through the Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13A) with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are situated at the heart of the nation's art, design, business and new media capital, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat — the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. Tkaranto (Toronto) is home now to many First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
Developing a relationship with the land means also developing relationship with people. We welcome you to research and learn more about the land you are on. Whose Land and Native Land are great places to begin.
Studying at OCAD U
As a student here, benefit from hands-on studio learning. You'll have access to state-of-the-art shops and production facilities for both traditional and digital creation. Get experience while you're in the classroom.
To develop your perspective and critical thinking, you will also take courses in humanities, business and science. Through this combination of courses, you'll begin to see, make, think and do things differently.
At OCAD U, you'll join a creative community: our faculty are all creative professionals with rich history in their fields. Within your courses, you'll also be working independently and collaboratively alongside fellow artists and designers.